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FOX News
Nov 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
tonight on the prospects for some kind of compromise. >> with the u.s. economy due to hit the fiscal cliff, trillion of tax increases and spending cuts, president obama called for a catch henceive deal and said he is not going to one on the top 2%. >> we cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. we can make sure that middle class taxes don't go up. if we get that in place we are removing half of the fiscal cliff. >> speaker john boehner offered what he considers a balanced approach generating the revenue from tax reform and entitlement reform. late today, boehner said the president's position is flawed. >> we are not going to hurt our economy an make job creation more difficult. which is exactly what that plan would do. >> letter sent by the u.s. chamber of commerce and signed by 232 organizations calls on the president and congress to immediately extend all the tax cuts and find other cuts to replace sequestration. the president suggested taking a closer look at reforming entitlements without offing details and says he would like to simplify the tax code. mr. obama
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
questions over the government's ability to prevent the u.s. economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. in the last 24 hours, newly relie detectorred president barak obama and house speaker john boehner have both vowed that they will not let this happen. but is that even possible given today's decisive political climate? before we get into the discussion, let's first listen to what both men had to say. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his moment. >> i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges, but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> arthel: let's talk about it now. matt is the former white house political director under president george w. bush. alexis is the executive director for the american values institute. good to see both of you. >> great to be here. >> arthel: very good. so let's say that each of you is going to broker this deal. tell me the concessions you would make and what would be the deal breakers. i'm going to go with you first, matt. >> okay. so i'm in the seat of power. i guess if i'm a republican, i want to make
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
unemployment rate under 5%, but a terrible economy and a terrible stock market. so, you want a natural unemployment rate to grow not with artificial constant perpetual government deficit spending and again, i think your our government can lower it over the next four years, that's not necessarily good for the country and the economy and the stock market. >> gary b. the question, does government drop and they grow or the private sector grow and where you get the true growth for the the economy? >> exactly, brenda, yeah, you showed in the graphic as we opened up the segment, that caterpillar, in this environment, you know, with things like sandy going on and things would be for casting job growth and hiring people, but instead they're laying off people and yet a long list of companies on that and the reason is, they see a sour economy. >> why do they see a sour economy? >> government is growing bigger and stephan, about 24%, study after study has shown, as government takes over a bigger percentage of gdp, it surely will, faster than perceived or forecast at gdp growth, it crowds out priva
FOX News
Nov 14, 2012 10:00am PST
all, and we shouldn't diminish it, the fiscal cliff -- this affects the whole economy of this country going forward. one of the big questions is going to be that republicans are saying we don't want to see any rate increase, we just want to see revenues through closing loopholes, top administration officials, including secretary tim geithner, he says we want to see rates increase for upper income people. we will see where the president comes down with that. that will be a big issue. on friday, he will meet with congressional leaders. also, if he's willing to put on the table what he did in august of 2011. that is major cuts to entitlement, social security, medicare. and of course, questions about benghazi. he has never fully accounted about the warnings beforehand. you know, did he know that there were all these warnings about security, lack of security in benghazi at the consulate in august. that is a month before the attack. of course, david petreaus -- when did he hear about it? and if he did not hear about it, until last week about the election -- why not? is he upset about our? m
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
on the economy and wanted to make the obama economy, but he woke up wednesday morning and probably saw an exit poll figure that had him devastated for people, 50% of the electorate still thought this economy was george w. bush's fault. it's astonishing. >> it's astonishing. >> and one of the failures, not making a distinction in the campaign, the theme explanation why he would be different than george w. bush. when we come back, the soul searching begins as republicans face another four years of a democrat in the white house and at least two more in the senate minority. what the party needs to do to what the party needs to do to regroup for 2 2 2 2 2 2 hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> another white house loss for the g.o.p. coupled with their failure once again to take back the senate. many in the party calling for change. what can republicans do to regroup for 2014 and beyond. ja
FOX News
Nov 9, 2012 1:00am PST
this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. we have more takers than makers and it's over. the country that no longer is interested in conservative ideas. it is interested in handouts. >> >> laura: this frustration and dejection is understandable. i, like many conservatives, thought mitt romney would pull out a victory, i, like many republicans, am extremely disappointed. the autopsy of what went wrong is ongoing. there will be conflicting opinions on the cause of death for the romney campaign and all those senate races. i happen to think that mitt romney ran an overly cautious and defensive campaign which allowed the other side to define him. perhaps with the exception being that first debate. some establishment republic types say this requires the party, however, to be less conservative, to be more moderate. and it's no surprise that democrats agree. i find that depressing. conservatism won huge for the g.o.p. in 2010. and it beat back a union backed recall just recently in wisconsin. but in just two years, a short period of time it's become unmarkable? nice try to. para
FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 1:00pm PST
hikes in perspective with regards to not hurting the economy as much. it is when we are slowing that this really hurts. >> well, i think wall street isn't buying this infomercial. judging from had today's losses and 700 points worth since the election either they want that money back guarantee or they don't want the money, period. >> i think that's it. i think they don't want the money, period. i think they want simplicity. i think they want cuts on the tax rates. but maybe an elimination of loopholes. things to sim plaw fight the code and -- simplify the code and make it clear that all of the money will be taken away and spent in other places that again the government says they know better about. so that is really the issue here. we aren't seeing any clarity on. >> have you been a wonderful contestant. thank you as always. >> accept my parting gifts, thank you. >> will this number though stop this one? the first number is how many people were lining up last week for first time jobless benefits? 439,000, well above estimates. hurricane sandy blamed for a bulk of it. it shows the whic
FOX News
Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
pot. what we need to get this country, the economy bubbling is more kids smoking pot. really great idea. that's fantastic. >> sean: is america shifting? we have always said it's a center-right country. tonight, i will be honest, i am not so sure. when i saw the exit polls which i didn't believe, i was very skeptical. in the end, the polls ended up being more right than any of us thought. it shows certain issues where i am thinking, if this is true, i felt liberals were answering this. has the country moved to the left? or 51%? >> it's going to be tough to get out of this, but, no, i don't think permanently. by the way, in 2004, it was the same thing with an incumbent, kerry got nearly 10 million more votes than gore. you had the whole media on kerry's side and he still couldn't beat bush and republicans were wiped out in the congressional election. i gather america was not thrilled with the republicans in the middle of the last decade. yet, incumbency triumphed. you didn't see democrats turning around and saying, now, i am going to be patriotic and support the wars that helped amer
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
, given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about it -- the wealthier americans -- >> i made it clear yesterday, raising tax rates is unacceptable and it couldn't even pass the house. >> i would like a real republican party to am come back because the democrats need to have their feet held to the fire, also. but you need to have -- [overlapping dialogue] >> you can't have crazies running a party. on both sides. >> by the way, california is where we are head audio california is almost, folks, a microcosm of where the country is headed. >> i mean if they are balkanized out there, it's a bunch of different states. the rich live in a few places and the rest of the state is dying. it's a shame, actually. >> in the future, it would be nice -- it would be nice if, i think -- if people felt like the party wasn't something that wasn't for them. i think the republican party has in the past been a brilliant party, when you bring up lincoln, that's a fantastic thing. but you have to keep in mind that we have evolved since then and the feel and look of america is changing and
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm PST
overall coverage, what were the issues americans cared about. economy and then a big storm on the east coast. they covered it and they covered it pretty well. >> jon: the exit polls thought that voters mitt romney was better equipped to handle the economy than barack obama. >> then it says something about the attitude toward the two men and they made a choice or the two parties and they made a choice. if you just go by viewers, fox mrs. msnbc, romney should have won three to one. >> jon: exit polls, some suggest reflected sort of the media theme that barack obama is a kiachbd of the little guy and middle-class and mitt romney is a rich guy that only cares about rich guys? >> i think it's clear that obama is the person who is looking to have middle-class tax cuts and mitt romney was to give tax cuts to rich people. what i would say, the reason i don't think the media played as big of a role in this. the reason barack obama won is because he ran a superior campaign. it was very targeted in these battleground states. i would be more interested in seeing exit polls from the battlegrou
FOX News
Nov 8, 2012 2:00am PST
the hour what will four more years of president obama mean for the economy and for your money? cheryl casone breaks it down next. >> hillary clinton is talking about the future and her political career. >> announcer: meet jill. she thought she'd feel better after seeing her doctor. and she might have, if not for kari, the identity thief who stole jill's social security number to open credit cards, destroying jill's credit and her dream of retirement. now meet amanda. with a swipe of her debit card, she bought some gas... and an all-expense-paid trip to hawaii for ben. ben is the intity thief who used a device called a skimmer to steal her formation from her card to open a fraudulent account. every year millions of americans just like you learn that a little personal information in the wrong hands could wre havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. ordinary credit monitoring services tell you after your identity has been stolen; they may take 30 days to a
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 2:00am PST
that are facing us. so bring jobs home, result in a stronger, healthier economy, stronger, healthier economy means more americans working and more revenues, which is what the president is seeking. this framework can lead to common ground. i hope the president will respond today in that same spirit. as i said on wednesday, this is an opportunity for the president to lead. >> that was speaker of the house, john boehner, talking about the looming fiscal cliche. republicans are ready to sit down at the table with president obam a. but is he prepared to compromise? listen to when he had to say earlier today. >> i want to be clear. i am not wedded to every dedale tail of my plan. i am open to compromise. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 are not asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i am not going to do that. i want to point out, this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night, we found out that the majority of americans agree wi
FOX News
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
president who wants the federal government to drive the economy. the campaign unfolded slowly as most persons did not know romney. and with all the high tech gizmos these days, it's difficult to get the attention of the folks. so i knew very early that the polling was insignificant and the debates would be the real test. as i said, these polls are interesting but they are not vital because of the debates, the three debates i think really going to the tale. >> i told you earlier this year when you said debates are going to be all important. i said the history shows they are not. >> bill: i'm so happy that you brought that up. can i just -- can i paraphrase barack obama? in the last debate? can i do that? >> of course. >> bill: can you say that a bit louder, brit? that's why i like hume, is he an honest man. as we all know the first debate was a major victory for governor romney. instantly made him competitive. but he did not exactly seize the day. his campaign played it conservative managing romney's appearances tightly scripting his media response. then in the third debate, the govern
FOX News
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
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FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 8:00am PST
, what questions do you have on the economy? ben stein comes to the hot seat today to answer your questions. send them to us via twitter at "happening now" or at jenna fnc. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. do you have the coverage you need? open enrollment ends friday, december 7th. so now's the time to get on a path that could be right for you... with unitedhealthcare medicare solutions and plans including aarp medicarecomplete, insured through unitedhealthcare. call today to enroll. these medicare advantage plans can combine parts a and b, your hospital and doctor coverage... with part d prescription drug coverage, and extra benefits... all in one complet
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 1:00am PST
romney ran. focused on the economy and wanted to make the obama economy, but he woke up wednesday morning and probably saw an exit poll figure that had him devastated for people, 50% of the electorate still thought this economy was george w. bush's fault. it's astonishing. >> it's astonishing. >> and one of the failures, not making a distinction in the campaign, the theme explanation why he would be different than george w. bush. when we come back, the soul searching begins as republicans face another four years of a democrat in the white house and at least two more in the senate minority. what the party needs to do to 5-hour energy? 5-hour energy supports the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink lemonade 5-hour energy? yeah and a portion of every sale goes to the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. i'm sold. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy. get the alert, energized feeling you need and support breast cancer research and access to care. >> another white house loss for the g
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> dire warning on the economy comes to an agreement or slip right back into recession by next year? will congress finally come to a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff? plus, this baby elephant caught in a sticky situation. up to its neck for over 12 hours. the incredible rescue straight ahead. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >> 6:24 eastern time. quick headlines now. over 90,000 people have signed a petition to nominate this pack diswran girl for the nobel peace prize. the 15-year-old was shot in the head by the taliban after speaking out for women's rights to go to school. she is currently recovering at a uk hospital. and chrysler recalling over 900,000 jeep vehicles because of faulty air bags. a recall includes grand cherokees from 2002 to 2004. and jeep liberties from 2002 to 2003. a malfunct
FOX News
Nov 13, 2012 8:00pm PST
could destroy the economy but as long as there is obama care. gay marriage and abortion on demand they are going to support the guy no matter what. >> bill: they seem like nice people though. there wasn't -- did you get people giving a hard time? >> no, you actually had people come up and whispered in my ear, hey, by the way, i'm a big fan. like they don't want anybody to know. >> i like the fact that they weren't sirly. it didn't seem like they didn't like you. >> they just won the election. >> bill: goodwill? >> yeah j if they had lost -- now, how extreme was the crowd going to that show? >> well, inside the show, you would have people applauding about jokes about the palin children. that's how extreme it was. you would have people making jokes about white power and mormonism and really vicious, vial hateful things. >> are you comedic license but i think you cross the library and the crowd eight -- ate it up. the crowd is not that intelligence. the guy was talking about how great fema was. everyone is clapping about fema everybody in new york has no power. no food, no water. it's cra
FOX News
Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
a decision that. stalls the economy so people can't get jobs, no one's doing anything because they won't do their job. >> i think you are giving the government a break when you say it's uncertainty. it is not just uncertainty. they have obamacare hanging over their head. the president wants the biggest tax increase in american history, falling primarily on potential job creators. it is not just uncertainty, they have bad, bad policy staring them in the face. the government can't spend itself rich anymore more than your family can. but the government's sucking all the energy out of the economy and the government spending $10 billion a day and only takes in $6. >> caller: but every time tadvances something 3 months or six months, it puts a stall on the economy. people can't make decisions. we have long-term planning. every time they do that, it hurts any american who wants a job. every single time. it's selfish. it is not doing their job. >> i don't take issue with what you are saying. this should have started a long time ago. but let me just say, we have to be -- try to be accurate.
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 8:30am PST
the economies are sluggish. it is four percent growth we don't have the problem. the issue that is it facing us in the past election is weather we are willing to pay for the government we need. we are cutting 20 billion from the california schools and that result necessary bigger classrooms and fewer teachers. the only small part of the short fall is it 10 billion or six-10 billion made up through the taxings. are we willing to pay for the government that we need? case tl system. >> we have to run. ualian over spending was a big piece of the problem in california. you have three bankrupt. take a break. and lending a hand to victims of super storm sandy. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to he
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 1:00pm PST
. that is key to the economy for christmas. it is a huge percentage of overall sales. everyone should be caution. cautiously optimistic but cautious. it is a show me story. >>neil: we will see what the markets show us next week. to north dakota republican on whether a deal can be done. what do you think? >>guest: we can get to a deal. i am pleased the results of the meeting today produced some optimism on the part of leadership and the president. but we have laid out the principles for a deal, and now it is a matter of getting them done. >>neil: if it is the principles that include revenue and speaker boehner agrees to a rate hike, not just limiting deductions and that sort of thing, what would you think? >>guest: i don't think he will agree to a rate hike. what you are looking at is closing loopholes and limiting deductions and getting revenue from growth combined with entitlement reform and better spending control. >>neil: if it is a rate hike you would not be for that because the president argued earlier this week he doesn't think the numbers are there to get as much from closing loop
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 1:00am PST
interested in the economy in getting ahead and a lot of entrepreneurial stuff going on in the asian community. they obviously said, we believe in the democratic point of view, the larger government. let's control the economy a little bit more than the gop. that doesn't seem -- i'm surprised. >> a couple of theories. one of the big mysteries was if they tend to be on the higher socioeconomic scales, they tend to side with mitt romney. then why? then you look deeper and it looks like most of the asian voters that they surveyed, most of the asian voters that they're looking at come from new york and california. those are two very blue states. >> bill: that's where primarily the asian communities are, though. >> right. so what i'm saying is -- >> bill: in the democratic machine. but i don't know why they would get into the democratic machine anyway. what was the asian american vote, the raw vote? >> in 2012, as a percentage of the electorate, 3%. 73% obama. 26% romney. >> bill: african-americans were 10%, right? >> yeah. a little higher than that. >> bill: 'cause they weren't quite as h
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 2:00am PST
of mitt romney that is good for your business but bad for the economy in general to tax some people. romney had a good line you don't just pick winners and losers but you pick the losers. john: they could the random selection people look at politician as the person to solve every problem? president obama was the magic president. these people were waiting three hours. he is magic. >> they've really feel he has the intrinsic quality now they he has been reelected to change people's lives like he has only been warming up. for what? it is terrifying. john: people felt this way about romney. >> but obama is a classic example of the colt of the presidency the idea that any politician can fix all the problems is not start with the obama but is the attitude we should get rid of racism. he should stop the rise of the oceans and get everybody house. i saw a teenager said he should give everybody a house. kids say that is understandable. but adults are supposed to understand there are incentives, a trade offs and a cost. there are unintended consequences government cannot magically eradicate h
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
powers the american economy. >> kimberly: i like that. >> eric: then you can start. were you shaking your head when mr. bill kristol decided raising taxes is okay thing to do? >> kimberly: i was. i usually like what he has to say. it didn't love that. i didn't heart that. he agrees with axelrod so i really don't like that. let me tell you something, there wasn't a mandate here. charles krauthammer even said so. he didn't win by an enormous amount to say all the americans are like tax me, tack me, break me and my family so there is nothing left. that is not the american dream. gawps can i get the conversation back on track. >> kimberly: look at the popular vote. just excuse me. 60% -- >> juan: excuse me, 60% said raising tax option the wealthy is a good idea. president obama ran on this. it wasn't a secret. he said that is my position. >> eric: 63% said don't raise taxes to your debt problems. did other polls suggest raising taxes on the wealthy was okay? we spend a lot of time in the last four years pointing out mr. obama with the class warfare attacks millionaires and billionaires m
FOX News
Nov 15, 2012 1:00am PST
said we can't let the rates go up because it will hurt the economy. why should republicans in congress believe you are not going to cave now? >> bill: with all due respect to you, because that's not a bad point. it's such an easy dodge. he took 8 minutes to dodge it. >> he took a long time to dodge these things. >> bill: oh, well, you know, i had to do it back then because, you know, we had a bad economy. but now the mandate the folks want this and that. i'm not going to do it and i'm the greatest guy. you just don't get any information. >> you know follow up. economy so much better now that we now can afford the economic. >> bill: did you hear that follow up question, kristen? >> you didn't hear it because it wasn't asked. >> i would love to hear more follow-up that format didn't allow for it. >> bill: living and experiencing are two different things. all right? what we experienced as americans, all of us today, was one hour of nothingness, vast nothingness. now, powers convinced me i'm wrong. i'm ready to believe you. >> no. i mean, you are not wrong in terms the reporters.
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
going on? >> we're in a bad economy. we're in a bad economy. no one is going to dispute that. >> bill: it's bad but it's not. you know, nothing that would warrant this kind of a -- 47 million people? what's going on? >> people need help, bill. people clearly need help. yes, obama could have done better with the economy. that's what happens in situations like this. but i don't think think that's the deciding factor why single women voted for obama. >> bill: you are right. it could be abortion. bernie goldberg on the david petraeus story and how it's being covered. then adam corolla outraged by the election of elizabeth warren to the senate but why? adam carolla straight ahead. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair
FOX News
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am PST
entitlement. 00,000. the ununemployment rate going down there. >> we're in a bad economy. >> nothing warranting this. >> 47 million people? what is going on. >> people need help. and yes. obama could have done better with the economy. that is what happens in situations like this. i don't think that that is the factor and why single women voted for obama. >> thank you very much. we come back, bernie goldberg on the david petraeus story. and gold bern, core rolea, straight ahead. i was having trouble getting out of bed in the morning because my back hurt so bad. the sleep number bed conforms to you. i wake up in the morning with no back pain. i can adjust it if i need to...if my back's a little more sore. and by the time i get up in the morning, i feel great! if you have back pain, toss and turn at night or wake up tired with no energy, the sleep number bed could be your solution. the sleep number bed's secret is it's air chambers which provide ideal support and put you in control of the firmness. and the bed is perfect for couples because each side adjusts independently to their uniqu
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
sectors of the economy, bob. climate hostile to business. fractured society, obsessed with race and gender. no more flyover country. where one big ivy league campus now. and julia, she is class president. i say dig a whole to china but i think they -- dig a hole to china but they're already here. if we give them amnesty do you think they'll vote republican? >> bob: get it on out, boy. >> greg: are you planning on boycotting bob? >> andrea: i'm not in a position sitting next to him where i can. i'm way ahead of dondero. there is a song and i'm months ahead of you. i already started ignoring democrats and not talking to them. i find myself getting angry when i stand in line. it hear people talking about how great obama is with the t-shirts. i find myself mumbling slurs under my breath. you ahh, ugh, ahh. i'm not going to cut them off fully, because i know i'm right. in a couple of years i'll want to say things to them like this is all your fault and when a young kid comes to a job, who did you vote for? obama in this is your fault. i'm poor loser. >> bob: i'm going to say don't blame
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 3:00am PST
that's going to hurt jobs in this economy. >> and we tried to do the same thing in philadelphia, a sugary tax, no, no, it was knocked down by city council, almost instantly. you've been to philly, no. >> alisyn: don't mess with-- >> we're going to tax your cheese steak, no, you're not. i get the idea what they're trying to do. they're trying to make us more healthy. it's personal responsibility. leave it up to me to eat the big mac. >> dave: denmark showed us the way. >> alisyn: you'll always make the wrong decision. you can find us all on twitter and let us know if you think that the fat tax has any merit, including increasing revenue. >> dave: all right. coming up next, they stand in the front lines to protect our freedom, this veterans day we'll meet a woman whose husband just returned home from afghanistan, she shares what it means to be a spouse of a guardsman. >> then, if congress can't come to a compromise, millions of americans could pay the costs come next year. so, what does the nearing fiscal cliff mean for your wallet? we'll talk about that. ♪ come together right now
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 3:00am PST
biolog medicine prescribed by rheumatologists. >> two years ago the economy was in a different situation. ultimately we came together not only to extend the bush tax cuts but also a wide range of policies that were going to be good for the economy at that point. what we've seen now is 32 consecutive months of job growth and 35 1/2 million jobs created and the unemployment rate coming down. >> gretchen: that was two days ago. president obama was touting what he perceived as economic progress under the administration. but yesterday there was some bad news with regard to unemployment for the president. the weekly jobs report showed the number of people filing for unemployment insurance ballooned to 439,000. that was up 78,000 from the week before and the highest figure that we had seen in 18 months. so is this now the new normal and are the president's policies to blame or was it something else. let's ask our panel. jennifer, rick, and taraa democratic strategist. rick, you're a money guy here. was this totally due to hurricane sandy or what was it? >> probably totally due to hurricane sand
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00am PST
countries have lousy economies, and they've gotten rid of their dictators and they have new leaders, anti-american leaders, they're going to look for a scapegoat as their economies get worse and worse and worse. what's the scapegoat? israel. and at the same time you've got iran not on an israeli border, but an iran getting on the verge of having nuclear weapons which on a regular, weekly basis says we're going to exterminate the state of israel. now, can israel defend itself? sure, but do they need the united states to help can and resupply? yes. megyn: if egypt were to step in here? officially say the '79 treaty, the deal where we said, all right, we're cool with israel for now, if they say forget about that, how hoop a deal with that? >> then you have another arab/israeli war. we have not had one since 1973. the other thing that's sort of unknown in all of this is the syrian civil war. the worry everybody's always had about syria is not that it's going to implode, but it's going to explode. because all of the factors, all the ethnic groups, all the tribes, they're all in existence
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Nov 10, 2012 1:00am PST
win the election if the economy showed signs of improvement. the fact is, talk radio continues to thrive. while moderate republics like john mccain and to some extent mitt romney continue to lose presidential elections. and while the tea party has backed some terrible candidates. richard murdock, todd akin and christine o'donnell, it also made the 2010 g.o.p. route possible. grass roots conservatives helped elect senators marco rubio in florida. ted crews in texas and this time deb fisher in that nebraska senate race. where is the evidence that proabortion or pro-gam gay marriage or pro-amnesty but fiscally conservative candidates are are the solution to the g.o.p.'s problem? moderates like scott brown and charlie summers just lost their senate races in massachusetts and maine. both blue states. would their type of republic have won in conservative red states? of course not. until more liberal republicans start winning their races, why should they dictate the terms of a new g.o.p. agenda? yes, republics, of course they need to attract more single women and latinos. but pandering i
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
we know it is the wrong thing to do. we know it will hurt the economy and we know it will destroy jobs. >> shepard: well, the president says the election proved most voters are on his side of this battle. but republicans point out americans also voted to let the g.o.p. keep control of the house. so the districts are well -- anyway, wendell goler is live at the white house tonight. wendell, the two sides are still stuck on the same thing that killed this deal last year. >> groundhog day, shepard. once again, at an impasse over taxes. the president had opened his re-election would give him a mandate for what he calls a balanced approach to dealing with the deficit. republicans are saying just gave him more time to reach a compromise. the white house says reducing the deficit only through spending cuts would mean the poor and the middle class would pick up the bill. the union leaders that mr. obama met with here at the white house today say that weren't invited to. for a press secretary jay carney says it's only not fair it's not smart. >> the president is clear he will not extend, h
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Nov 14, 2012 2:00pm PST
, national security, economy and taxes, but others did not. >> what specifically do you plan to do in the secondtorium tackle the issue of climate change? a do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of aa tax on carbon? >> you know, mark, we can't attribute any particular weather event to clim climate change. >> well, i guess he is giving up on climate change. this is a big change from four years ago when the president said this is the moment when the rise of the oceans will me gin to slow an our planet will begin to heal. what do you think? >> greg: he said you can't attribute any weather event to claims change and then he doubles down on programs and things to fight climate change. it's like when they say that gun ownership, studies will show that gun ownership doesn't lead to gun crime but they advocate gun control anyway. facts don't matter. we talk about this through hurricane sandy. the left has been using disaster catastrophe because you don't let one go to waste. to push programs. he even admits finally that is baloney. o
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Nov 15, 2012 2:00pm PST
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Nov 9, 2012 3:00am PST
much. >> steve: the president's statement will address the action needed to keep our economy growing and reduce our deficit. he will not suggest a plan. he will say lawmakers, you guys come up with something. >> brian: he goes weneed to raise taxes because the nation needs a thriving middle class. >> steve: he's said that all along. >> but john boehner said some analyst thought change slightly. he said the tax hikings are unacceptable . however, he said that he may be open to tax revenue come is a different way of saying bringing in more taxes and listen to his latest interview on abc. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given for our economy. >> is it on the table to talk about. >> i made clear that raising tax rates are unacceptable and frankly couldn't pass the house. putting revenues on the table and reforming our tax code and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement program. >> brian: going to sit down and talk. but he's saying short term for now and wait for the new cong
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Nov 12, 2012 2:00am PST
front. >> does it make sense to raise taxes when the economy is so poor? >> it is a tough situation. we have a deficit problem that can create other problems down the road. we have to prepare for the future. the only way to do that is to have tax increases and understand we are in a tough time. so we have tax cuts for those who are making less money we will figure it out. the wealthiest americans have not paid their fair share since the busheir raw. i think we have to not look at that. >> we will see what happens. thank you so much brian and brian for being with us. it is 26 after the top of the hour. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is at it again raising lunch prices on students. wait until you hear the reason why. talk about road rage. two nascar drivers turn a pit stop into a brawl. look at that. first on this day in history back in 2003 doby keith had his third straight number one country album. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to c
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Nov 8, 2012 8:00am PST
cost the economy more than 700,000 jobs. >> rorter: so republicans are hoping for new revenues but not from increased tax rates. remember, jenna, back in 2010, when the economy was growing at 2.3%, president obama extended all the bush tax cuts saying the economy was too weak to digest a tax increase. now it is growing at 2% but mr. obama is forging ahead anyway. jenna. jenna: it will be interesting to watch. jim, thank you. >> reporter: yes, ma'am. jon:. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led not as democrats or republicans but as americans. we want you to lead, not as a liberal or a conservative, but as president of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it is better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. everything doesn't have to be a fight. that is the way it has been the last couple years. so, everyone should comprehend, especially my s
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
have disasterous consequences for the economy. doug holtz-eakin saying it could lead to yet another recession. >> these are big cuts, 10 to 14% in programs, a quarter of the way through their fiscal year. that is bad policy and dangerous. the fiscal cliff is $440 billion of taxes and $200 billion spending cuts. that is had% of gdp when we're growing one 1/2 2% growth rates. going over the full fiscal cliff is recipe for recession, no question about it. bill: he also says that the most important thing right now for the president to do is reach out to congressional leaders including two of those key republicans, house speaker john boehner, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. martha: virginia governor bob mcdonnell reacting to the election loss saying the republican party must find a way to better solve their core political message and the delivery. here it is. >> the outrage to newer, voters, minority voters, bret, we got pretty well clobbered across the board. i believe our conservative ideas are better for all those groups, all those people. we have to be more effective. i think
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Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm PST
timing of this. we explore the economy and everything else tonight on fox business. that will do it here. good night. >> andrea: this is a fox news alert. breaking news. in tonight from washington, we just learned a short while ago that general david petraeus, the director of the c.i.a. resign from his post citing personal reasons. specifically,en extramarital affair. joining us with the details and latest development on the surprising news is "special report" host bret baier. bret? >> c.i.a. director resigned as the nation's top spy saying he had engaged in an extra marital affair and his words showed extremely poor judgment. the story developed late today after words spreading of a hastily scheduled meeting for petraeus at the white house thursday. >> does the president have full faith and confidence in president petraeus? >> the president thinks general petraeus has done an excellent job. >> he believes general petraeus did an excellent job. no personnel announcements to make today. >> as the briefing was going on, details started to emerge about the resignation and letter to the
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Nov 8, 2012 3:00pm PST
post-election statement at the white house. tomorrow afternoon, talk about the economy, fiscal cliff. it doesn't look like he will take questions, not a full scale. post election news conference, though. it may be coming soon. >> bret: we'll cover it live on fox. thanks. what is the most pressing issue right now for president? let me know on twitter. follow me. @bretbaier. we kept you well fed with steady diet of polls in the campaign. which ones were right? this which ones were complete junk food? answer is later in the grapevine. up next, trying to wean the economy off massive debt and deficits. [ male announcer ] what are happy kids made of? bikes and balloons, and noodles on spoons. a kite, a breeze, a dunk of grilled cheese. catches and throws, and spaghettio's. a wand, some wings, soup with good things. sidewalks and doodles and wholesome noodles. puddles and pails and yes, puppy dog tails. for a lunch like this, there's a hug and a kiss. because that's what happy kids are made of. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> bret: one of the most pressing issue for president
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Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm PST
years ago when he opted to extend all the bush rates, he did so because the economy was too fragile to tamper with raising taxes at the time. it is more fragile now. the g.d.p. is actually lower now. so, what gives? >>guest: absolutely. the economy is still in a very fragile state and if we are going to continue a recover we l -- we cannot raise taxes. republicans cannot raise tax rates. that is damaging to them. >>neil: do they sense they have wiggle room on the deductions and allowances? and say the president is wrong on this, but the $1 trillion you can talk money like that if you remove the allowances and breaks how is it being told? >>guest: as we start to see how they will roll the loopholes out, there is a lot of corporate welfare in the tax structure. we have not reformed the tax code since the 1980's and the internet wasn't around them so there is an opportunity to roll out the items and see where we are. i don't see how you can dismiss we don't get there without closing loopholes and deductions first. >>neil: for get whether the president can get republicans there, does he ha
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Nov 9, 2012 2:00am PST
. if a compromise is not reached by the end of the year the economy could slip back into a recession. >>> law americas might not get the answers they are looking for after all about the deadly benghazi terror attacks. congressional hearings will be closed to the public. fox news learned some of the suspects in the attack were part of an egyptian terrorist group. the network made up of violent extremists is trying to develop ties with al qaeda. >> jared laughner will be spending the rest of his life behind bars. he killed 6 people and wounded 15 others including debbie gifford. he sentenced him to 7 consecutive life terms plus 140 years. gifford and her husband were in court. you may have put a bullet in her head but you have not put a dent in her spirit. >> outrage about the power outages. 60,000 people still in the dark in new york and in new jersey. that does not include the half a million people still without power from sandy. >> i am very stressed out. i don't know what day it is, what time it is. trying to feed my daughter. >> no crews nobody around. no response. you call up you
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Nov 8, 2012 9:00pm PST
penalized, he wanted to secure another four years ofepless golf, jay-z, beyonce, while the economy was tanking, terrorists murdering americans in benghazi. joining me now in the studio, radio talk show host, the outspoken billy cunningham. >> sean hannity, how are you? >> sean: how are you? >> i felt as if something crawled inside my body and died. tuesday night, i was lower than whale dung. i talk with you. i was done. but today and last night, i said, you know what? we are not wrong. we didn't do it. the messenger wasn't the best, the message wasn't the best. i think we are millions of moderates in ohio, michigan, virginia who, sat this one out-- >>> why? >> did anyone really believe in his heart that mitt romney was a reagan conservative? >> sean: i have an article here, jeffrey lord, when conserveatism is a second language. i have come to really respect, like rom recommend a lot. love his family, his wife is incredible, kids are great. i think he grew a lot as a candidate. they slandered, smeared, j what? they won. but you cheat. i mean, it's below the dignity of the office. >> sea
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Nov 13, 2012 10:00am PST
, the right fiscal policy to help the economy grow and help it to continue to grow jobs. he is also continuously focused on his foreign policy and national security agenda. he has great confidence in the acting cia director. he has confidence in his military and the secretary of defense and defense department to carry out the mission has easy signed to them. but he's got obviously a lot that he wants to get to work on, and he's doing that this week. >> how does this affect, though, his need to revamp the national security team. >> again, i think these are specific questions about specific individuals and posts. i can say now, even though you haven't asked, that i have no announcements to make with regards to personnel and no speculation to engage in. i can tell you that the president has not made a decisions on personnel matters and you will not hear me discuss them until the president has made those decisions and has announced them. >> jay, you're saying regarding two specific people you can't extrapolate. these are two military brass involved in extramarital affair or what might b
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Nov 12, 2012 10:00am PST
resurgence in this economy, certainly. because it's just not economical for the employer to move ahead. it's cheaper for them, in fact, to pay a $2,000 fine. imagine this, to pay $2,000 for an employee they didn't hire who they've hired and not put them on an employee-sponsored insurance plan. this is the exact reversefect of what we had, you know, been told would occur. but we should be used to that, because so much of the -- so many of the consequences have not been intended because they were never thought out by this congress, the previous congress. and we're looking at people saying it's partisanship. let me give you an example of why that's pure bull, shannon, many i fay. shannon: please do. >> one of the companies laying off people is a company called stryker, one of the medical device makers, one of the biggest in the world. well, stryker is going to close -- well, it's already, in fact, closed a facility in orchard park, new york. they're eliminating 96 jobs. they've announced that because of obamacare and the tax on medical devices of 2.3% that they will be slashing 5% of thei
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